Privacy policy

Effective Date: July 13, 2021

 

Thank you for visiting our Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy applies to Health4reporter Media, Inc., a Red Ventures company, and its subsidiaries (Health4reporter Media UK Ltd. and HL Greatist) (collectively, “Health4reporter”, “us”, “our”). Health4reporter’s websites include www.Health4reporter.org, We are committed to being your most trusted ally in your pursuit of health and well-being. Whether you’re here to learn more about a health condition, research a drug or product, get access to our community, or get advice on a healthier lifestyle, you’ve come to the right place.

By visiting and interacting with our Services, you may share certain information with us as detailed below. We may share some of the information you provide to us between our websites and apps in order to provide you with the most relevant content and may use some of the information you share with us to serve you relevant advertising. (For more details on our advertising and sponsorship policies, click here).

We want to make sure you understand what information we collect, how we use it, how we share it and how you can control your information. Please read our Privacy Policy in its entirety and if you have any questions about our privacy practices, please feel free to contact us at privacy@Health4reporter.org.

 

This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) explains:

  1. The types of information Health4reporter and its partners collect through the Services and the purposes for which we use it.
  2. How Health4reporter collects, stores and shares your information.
  3. Your rights regarding the collection of such information.

Any capitalized terms used but not defined in this Privacy Policy have the meanings set forth in the Terms of Use or as defined by applicable data protection and privacy laws.

What types of information do we collect?

Depending on the nature of your interaction with our Services, we may receive information from or about you.

Information you provide us
You can provide us with information in a number of ways, including:

  • Register/register and use our products in the service. Your name, email address, physical address, date of birth, gender, zip code/city, marital status, other location information (when using certain products that are not available in all regions) and health information (diagnosis, time of diagnosis, what you medications you are taking, or the type of care you are looking for). We may also collect information about actions you take when you log in to your account or actions you provide while using a product, such as arranging medical care. Accounts can be used to easily checkout, save your preferences, select areas of interest and transaction history. The purpose of collecting and using this data is that we have a business need to provide account-related functionality to our users.
  • Information you post on the Services. When available on the Services, we may collect personal information from you, including your username, comments, likes, interests, status, pictures and references to your online presence, when you provide or post information to our Services. We may use this information for our purposes and/or provide this information to others upon your request.
  • Information You Provide About Others. From time to time, you may provide information about others; for example, recommending a newsletter to a friend. We may use this information to provide our services to people you refer.
  • Feedback/Support. If you provide us feedback or contact us for support, we may collect your name and email address, as well as any other content you send us, in order to respond. The purpose of collecting and using this data is that we have a business need to receive and act on your feedback or questions.
  • Mailing list. If you sign up for one of our mailing lists, we collect your email address and/or mailing address. The purpose of collecting and using this data is that we have a business need to share information about our products or services.
  • Lead form and order release. We collect information when you use our lead and order forms on our services. This may include your name, email, phone number, billing address, shipping address and payment information (such as a credit card number). Additionally, these forms may ask you to provide information specific to your request, such as car make and model for auto insurance, military service for secondary education, or other information requested by one of our business clients. The purpose of collecting and using this data is that we use your information to carry out activities related to the contract to provide you with products or services.

Partner promotion. We collect information you may choose to provide as part of a promotion with another company. The purpose of collecting and using this data is that we have a business need to complete our promotions.

  • Surveys and quizzes. When you participate in surveys and/or quizzes, we collect the information you provide through surveys or quizzes. If provided by a third-party service provider, the third-party’s privacy policy also applies to the collection, use and disclosure of your information. The purpose of collecting and using this data is that we have a business need to understand your opinions and collect information relevant to our organization, use your responses to personalize your on-site and email experience, and if you agree, use your responses to provide To provide you with personalized advertising and partner offers.
  • Sweepstakes or contests. When you choose to enter a sweepstakes or contest, we collect information about you, including contact information to notify you when you are selected. The purpose of collecting and using this data is that we have a business need to run a contest or sweepstakes. In some cases, we are also required by law to collect information about those who enter our sweepstakes, and it is in our business interest to comply with those laws.
  • Apps: Apps in our Services may request push notifications to be sent to you from time to time in order to update you about any events or promotions we may be running. These apps may also ask for your permission to access your camera and photos. You can turn it off at the device level if you no longer wish to receive these types of communications, or if you originally gave the app access to your camera and photos and you wish to prevent the app from accessing them. To ensure that you receive appropriate notifications, we will need to collect certain information about your device, such as operating system and user identification information.
  • Employment related data (directly from you). When you choose to apply for a job with Health4reporter, a Red Ventures company, we collect the information we need to process your application or retain you as an employee. This may include your resume or CV, Social Security number, and other information you provide during the application and hiring process. The purpose of the collection is to help us match you with vacancies, facilitate the recruitment process, and fulfill our employment contract or employment expectations with you.

 

Information We Collect About You
When you use our services, we may automatically collect information in the following situations:

  • Email interconnection. If you receive an email from us, we may use tools to capture data about when you open our message, click any link or banner contained within it, and make a purchase. The purpose of collecting and using this data is that we have a business need to understand how you interact with our communications with you and to fulfill your requests, such as unsubscribe, based on our communications.
  • Mobile devices (eg cell phones, tablets, and other digital media streaming devices). We may collect information from your mobile device, such as unique identifying information broadcast from your device when visiting one of our services. The purpose of collecting and using this data is that we have a business need to identify unique visitors and understand how users interact with us on their devices.
  • Website interaction. We use technology to discover how you interact with our website (for example, session replays). This may include which links you have clicked, or information you have entered in our online forms. This may also include information about your device or browser. The purpose of collecting and using this data is that we have a business need to understand how you interact with our website to better improve it, and to understand your preferences and interests in order to select the products you may find most useful. We also have a business need to protect our services and to detect and prevent fraud.
  • Location data. When you use some of our services, we may ask for your permission to collect your location data. Some features of our Services (such as location-based offers such as a nearby medical office or pharmacy) may only work after you confirm your location, so if you choose not to provide your location data, these features will not be available use. The specificity of location data may depend on several factors, including the device you use and how you connect to the Internet. If you enable location services for our Services, we may periodically collect location data when you use or turn on our Services. Depending on the platform you use to access our applications (eg, Apple’s iOS, Google’s Android), you can control whether location data is collected through controls on your device.
  • Cookies, in general. We and service providers operating on our behalf and other businesses that collect information on our pages may automatically collect or receive certain information about you and/or your device as you use the Services through device-based tracking Technologies such as cookies, pixels, tags, beacons, scripts or other similar tracking technologies (collectively, “Cookies”). The purpose of collecting and using this data is that we have a business need for our website to function effectively

 

  • Cookies, used for advertising. Some of our services engage in behavior-based advertising, which means that technology (for example, cookies) is used to collect information about your use of our services to provide advertisements about products and services based on your interest in our services or other websites . The purpose of collecting and using this data is that we have a business need to engage in behavior-based advertising and to capture analytics on our services. The information we collect may include geolocation data such as (a) information identifying the precise location of your mobile device (when you agree to allow an application or service to collect this information) and (b) your IP address, which may Used to estimate your approximate location. We use this information to ensure that the Services function properly and to provide you with tailored content and advertising, including personalized advertising. For more information, please see our Cookie Policy.
  • Cross-device tracking. We and our service providers may collect and store information about user interactions with unaffiliated websites and applications that use our technologies, including cookies and similar tracking technologies. For example, this allows us to infer whether there is a common user or family behind multiple devices or browsers, and then link those browsers and devices into a single device graph. The purpose of collecting and using this data is that we have a business need to understand how our users use our website across devices in order to allow users to use our services on one device and seamlessly continue where they left off on another. We also have a business need to serve personalized ads on each device that are inferred from browsing patterns across all devices.
  • Data analysis. We use certain web analytics services (including third-party services such as Google Analytics) to help us understand and analyze how our visitors use our Services. We may collect information including your browser type, operating system, Internet Protocol (IP) address, domain name, click activity, referring website and/or date/time stamp of your visitor. The purpose of collecting and using this data is that we have a business need to monitor our network and visitors to our website. We may receive individual and aggregated reports based on the use of these technologies. These analytics services, including third-party services such as Google Analytics, also use this information to serve advertisements for our products on other websites you visit after using this website. These advertisements may be based on actions such as the pages you visit and the actions you take while using this website. For more information on how Google uses the data collected through this website, you can click here. You may also choose to install the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-on to opt out of Google Analytics data collection.

Information we receive from other sources
● Customer information. We may collect contact information, such as names, emails, addresses and/or telephone numbers, of business customers and their employees with whom we may interact. This data is collected and used for what our business needs to make our website work efficiently and to provide our business customers with the ability to save preferences such as login and preferred language.

  • Financial information. We may collect information from credit reporting services when you use some of our services. We use this information in the course of providing the services you request, on-going customer relationships, servicing accounts, and as permitted by state and federal law.
  • Demographic information. Personal information such as your age, gender, household size and/or education level. The purpose of collecting and using this data is that we have a business need to customize content, advertising and understand our audience.
  • Activity and usage information. Include information about your interests, purchasing behavior and other navigational data, such as websites visited and advertisements viewed or clicked on, to tailor content and advertisements.
  • Publicly observed data. Such as activity on blogs, videos, and other online posts for custom content and advertising.
  • Social media platforms and other third-party services. Some of our Services may contain features designed to interact with social media platforms and other third-party services such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and loyalty programs. If you use one of these social media platforms to access the Services or provide us with access to third-party services, we may receive information about you from those third parties, such as account and profile data, and we may Data is combined with information we already have about you. For more information on using social platforms, see the Social Features section below.

We may also use interactive applications (for example, mobile devices, third-party social networking services and embedded audio and video players), co-branding partners and websites (for example, on our Facebook page), our advertisers , and from commercially available sources (eg, data aggregators and public databases). This Privacy Policy does not cover the practices of third parties, including those that may disclose information to us.

  • Employment related data. Include information from recruiting agencies when you choose to apply for a job with Health4reporter, a Red Ventures company. The purpose of the collection is to help us match you with vacancies and facilitate the recruitment process.

In order to continue to provide our services for free, we have the support of advertisers and other partners. As part of our advertising and partnerships, we work closely with third parties

How do we use your information?
We use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • To identify you when you interact with us and our websites, services and products.
  • Provide content and product recommendations based on your interactions and interests.
  • To provide you with our services and to fulfill orders placed on our services and with our partners.
  • To process transactions related to your use of fee-based services, including processing payments and verifying your identity or payment information for your security and protection.
  • To communicate with you (for example, about your account or to update our terms) and to respond to inquiries related to support, employment opportunities or other requests.
  • Provide marketing and promotional materials related to our services, including information related to our products, services, sales, marketing research or promotions, in accordance with applicable law.
  • To provide you with personalized advertisements of our services based on your online activities. We use the information we hold to improve our advertising systems so that we can show you relevant interest-based advertisements, measure the effectiveness and reach of advertisements and services, verify the effectiveness of delivery and track advertising campaigns, and ensure that only advertisements are delivered When a real person visits the site and the same users don’t see the same ads too often. You can manage your settings by updating your preferences for personalized advertising by visiting the Cookie Settings link in the footer of each site.
  • Verify your eligibility and eligibility to enter contests, giveaways or sweepstakes and notify you of your winnings. If your entry information will be used for any other purpose, we will disclose this in the applicable rules governing that contest, giveaway or sweepstakes.
  • To monitor, improve and analyze our services and advertiser products.
  • For internal administrative purposes, such as the safety and security of our services, and to manage our relationships.
  • To allow you to participate in social sharing, including live social media feeds and implement social features that you choose to use.
  • Applications in our Services may request to send you push notifications from time to time in order to update you on any events or promotions we may be running. These apps may also ask for your permission to access your camera and photos. You can turn it off at the device level if you no longer wish to receive these types of communications, or if you originally gave the app access to your camera and photos and you wish to prevent the app from accessing them. To ensure that you receive appropriate notifications, we will need to collect certain information about your device, such as operating system and user identification information.

 

  • Detect security incidents and prevent malicious, deceptive, fraudulent or illegal activities, including attempts to manipulate or violate our policies, procedures and terms and conditions.
  • To comply with legal obligations, establish or exercise our rights, defend legal claims, and investigate, prevent or take action against possible wrongdoing.
  • For other purposes not described in this Privacy Policy and which you may agree to (from time to time) and permitted by law.

Although the above sections describe our primary purpose for collecting your information, in many cases we have more than one purpose.

For example, if you complete an online purchase, we may collect your information to perform our contract with you, but we also collect your information because we have a business need to maintain your information after your transaction is complete so that we can Any questions about your order can be answered quickly and easily. Therefore, we collect and process your information in different situations based on your consent, our need to perform a contract, our legal obligations and/or our legitimate business reasons.

How and when do we share or disclose your information?
In addition to the specific circumstances discussed elsewhere in this policy, we may disclose your personal information in the following circumstances:

  • Health4reporter family with websites and apps, affiliates and acquisitions. We may interact with our websites (www.Health4reporter.org, www.medicalnewstoday.com, www.greatist.com, www.psychcentral.com and www.Health4reportermedia.com) and apps (MS Health4reporter [formerly known as MS Buddy] ], Breast Cancer Health4reporter, IBD Health4reporter, Migraine Health4reporter, T2D Health4reporter, RA Health4reporter and PsA Health4reporter) are intended and used in accordance with this Privacy Policy. We may also share your personal information with our corporate affiliates (for example, parent companies, sister companies, subsidiaries, joint ventures or other companies under common control). If another company acquires or plans to acquire our company, business or our assets, we will also share your personal information with that company using appropriate safeguards, including during the negotiation stage.
  • Our commercial customers. When we collect information on behalf of our business customers, we share that information with those customers.
  • Strengthen our services. We may share your information with third parties who provide services on our behalf to help us conduct business activities, such as ad technology providers, authentication services, email service providers, data analyzers and business intelligence providers, to enhance our products and services. These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide us with these services.

 

Partner promotion. We may run contests, sweepstakes or other promotions with third-party partners. If you decide to enter a contest, sweepstakes or promotion sponsored by and/or associated with a third party partner, the information you provide will be shared with us and them. Their use of your information is not governed by this Privacy Policy.

  • Audience measurement services. We may share your personal information with audience measurement companies such as Comscore and Nielsen, which help us and other websites measure and understand the audiences viewing our content.
  • Video viewing behavior. In accordance with applicable law, we may share your video viewing behavior with third parties, including advertising companies, analytics partners and social media sites.
  • Aggregated and Anonymized Information. We may share aggregated anonymous information with any third party. This information is not linked to personal information that could identify you or other individuals.
  • Advertising. We may share certain data with advertising platforms (such as Google) and social networks (such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Snapchat) to enable us to target our existing users and customers with highly relevant advertising campaigns. for the purpose of such activities. We may share a unique code (such as a hashed email address) with the applicable advertising platform in order to match this identifier with existing users of the relevant advertising platform and identify potentially relevant audiences for targeted advertising. We use services such as Google Ads Customer Match, LinkedIn Matched Audiences, LiveRamp and Facebook Custom Audiences for these purposes.

In addition to advertising our own goods and services, we may also help third parties promote their own goods and services, including by targeting these advertisements to those who may be most interested in them. These advertisements may be displayed on our Services. In order to deliver advertisements that are relevant to you, your IP address and your operating system and device type may be used. Information about your specific device will be used to show you ads that work properly on that device. You can adjust your preferences by visiting our Cookie Policy or under the “Your Choices” section of this policy. To opt out of personal-based advertising from LiveRamp, click here.

  • Public. Some of our Services may offer the opportunity to post comments or comments on public forums. If you decide to submit information about our services, that information may be made public

other persons or entities with your consent. With appropriate consent where required, certain services may share your personal information with third-party marketing partners who may contact you by email, phone, post or other common means of communication with information about their products or marketing and promotional information for the Services. From time to time, we will give you the option to receive further communications from one of our advertising partners, such as when we compete with that advertiser. When you agree to receive communications from that third party advertiser, your personal information will be governed by that third party’s own privacy policy. In some cases, we may also ask you if you would like us to share your information with other third parties not described elsewhere in this Privacy Policy.

  • Other disclosures without your consent. We may disclose information pursuant to a subpoena, search warrant or court order, or in connection with any legal process, or in compliance with applicable laws. We may also share your information to establish or exercise our rights, defend legal claims, investigate, prevent or take action regarding possible illegal activity, suspected fraud, personal or property safety, or violations of our policies.

social function
Some of our Services may contain features designed to allow you to initiate interactions between our website and third-party websites or services, including third-party social networks (collectively, “Social Features”). For example, you may be able to “like” or “share” content from our Services on other websites or services such as Facebook/Instagram, Twitter, YouTube/Google and LinkedIn. By choosing to like or share information from our services through these services, you should review the privacy policy of that service.

If you use social features on or access our services from social features, Health4reporter and the social media services that operate these social features may have access to certain information about you and your use of our website and its use. If you are a member of a social media site and are logged in, the interfaces configured on our Services may allow the social media site to associate your website visits and browsing behavior with the personal data held on your social media site. We may use this information on an aggregated basis to serve advertisements on these social media sites based on your interests. These practices are governed by the privacy statements of those social networking sites, which you are advised to review separately.

Additionally, we may ask for your permission to a) access and collect information provided by your social networking accounts; b) post information to your friends on your behalf.

 

When you connect your social networking service with your Red Ventures account, you authorize us to access certain information about you from your social networking service to provide content and services, including to help us tailor communications with you and develop Rich online content and services across services. The information we may access from your social networking services is governed by the privacy policies and settings of those third-party services.

Information collected and stored by social media sites remains subject to the privacy practices of those sites, including whether they continue to share information with us, the types of information shared and your choices about what others see on these third parties – party sites or Serve.

How long do we keep data?
We will retain your personal information for as long as is necessary for the purpose of processing. These time periods vary depending on the nature of the information and your interactions with us.

When the purpose for which we process your personal information has ended, we will permanently delete or destroy the relevant personal information or anonymize it to ensure that the individual is no longer identifiable.

Your rights and choices
Here you can make the following choices regarding your personal information:

  • Access to your personal information. You can request access to your personal information that we collect on your behalf. Where required by law, we will grant you reasonable access to the personal information we hold about you upon request.
  • Change your personal information. We rely on you to update and correct your personal information. Please note that we may keep historical information in our backup files where permitted by law. If our website or app does not allow you to update or correct certain information, please contact us at the address below. If we process your personal information on behalf of one of our clients, we will respond that we operate as a service provider and cannot act on your request.
  • Delete your personal information. When we collect information on our own behalf, we generally retain your personal information for the period necessary to achieve the purposes described in this policy, unless longer retention periods are required or permitted by law. However, you can request how long we retain certain types of information, or ask us to delete your personal information, by contacting us at the address below. We will grant requests to delete information if required to do so by law, but you should be aware that there are circumstances in which we must retain your personal information to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, enforce our agreements or otherwise use it for us business purpose. If we process your personal information on behalf of one of our customers, we will reply that we are operating

If we process your personal information on behalf of one of our clients, we will respond that we operate as a service provider and cannot act on your request.

  • Object to certain processing. When we process information, you can object to our use of your personal information by contacting us at the address below. For example, California residents may have the right to object or opt out of the sale of their information to third parties. If you are a California resident and wish to opt out of the sale of your information, please visit the following link: Do Not Sell My Personal Information. We do not discriminate against California consumers exercising any of the rights described in this policy.
  • Withdrawal of consent. If you withdraw your consent to the processing of personal information, we may no longer be able to provide you with services. In certain circumstances, we may limit or deny your request to withdraw consent if we are permitted or required to do so by law, or if we cannot adequately verify your identity. You may withdraw your consent to processing (such processing is based on consent) by contacting us at the address below.

Please note that, as required by law, in order to process your request, we will require you to prove your identity. Upon your request, at a minimum, we will ask for your name, phone number and email address. Depending on the sensitivity of the personal information associated with your request, we may require additional information to verify your identity.

If you do not wish to use our online form to request access, removal or prohibition of sales, you may call 877-336-3738. To contact us about any other privacy request, you may contact us at privacy@Health4reporter.orgor in writing:

 

You can also make the following choices regarding your communication preferences:

  • Promotional emails. You may choose to provide us with your email address so that we can send you newsletters, surveys, offers and other promotional materials, as well as targeted offers from third parties. You may stop receiving promotional emails by following the unsubscribe instructions in the emails you receive. If you decide not to receive promotional emails, we may still send you service-related communications.

 

Promotional mail. If at any time you do not wish to receive offers and/or notifications from us, you may remove yourself from our mailing list by sending us an email (our contact information is below) with “NO” in the subject line SNAIL MAIL” and your name, address and zip code. Please note that our mail is prepared before sending. Although we will remove your name from our mailing list upon your request, you may still receive emails from us before your name has been removed.

  • SMS and push notifications. If you receive a text message from us containing a promotional message, you may opt out of receiving future text messages by replying “stop” or “unsubscribe”. You can control whether you receive push notifications on your device.
  • Online tracking. We are currently unable to identify automated browser signals regarding tracking mechanisms, which may include “Do Not Track” instructions.
  • Cookies. You can view your settings by clicking the “cookie settings” link in the footer of most websites. Our Cookie Policy also provides more information about setting your controls.

your safety

No method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is completely secure. While we will use reasonable efforts to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information. If we are required by law to notify you of a breach of your personal information, we may notify you electronically, in writing or by telephone, if permitted by law.

Some of our services allow you to create an account. When you do this, you will be prompted to create a password. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password, and you are responsible for any access or use of your account by others who have obtained your password or device, whether or not such access or use has been authorized by you. You should notify us of any unauthorized use of your password or account.